to lay 5,000 wreaths. >> the first 14 years, nobody really knew about it. and it was a family gift to the military that, you know, i said, we'll always do that, and we always have. >> reporter: in 2006 a pentagon photographer published a photo. donations poured in and the nonprofit, wreaths across america, was born. karen worcester is morrill's wife. >> it's not unusual to have the phone ring; and he would pick up the phone and they'd say, is this morrill worcester? and he would say, yes. and then the person on the other end would begin to sob, and they just could hardly get out, "thank you for remembering." >> that's the face of freedom right there. >> reporter: 21-year-old specialist dustin harris was killed by a bomb in iraq in 2006. james troutt is his grandfather. >> most of our men and women after 9/11, they had a commitment. that's what dustin had, a commitment.